Vote Liberal Democrat in todays euro elections

Euro canvassers

Liberal Democrat supporters living in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward may phone York 701727 if they require a lift to the polls.

The polling stations are open between 7:00am and 10:00pm.

A message from Edward McMillan Scott

With the European Elections taking place today, a new piece of research predicts that the consequences of Britain leaving the EU would be even worse than first thought.

A brand new study by Centre of Economics and Business Research estimates that now 4.2 million jobs in the UK are directly linked to our membership of the EU.

This is up from the 3 million jobs predicted by previous studies. It’s clear that British jobs are becoming even more closely linked with our membership of the EU, and the market of 500 million customers that it provides.

The dangerous policies of UKIP and many Conservartives, to withdraw Britain from the EU, would put these jobs at risk.

Over 350,000 of these jobs are right here in Yorkshire & Humber. Indeed experts predict that the North of England would be worse hit than the South.You can read more about this here.

UKIPs policies would isolate Britain and jeopardise our economic recovery just as we are turning a corner.

By staying quiet on the issue Labour and the Conservatives are no better.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party brave enough to fight for Britain’s place in Europe, for sake of British jobs and British influence in the world.

On May 22nd you have a clear choice between the party that wants to be IN Europe, and the party that wants to be OUT. Make sure that you use your vote to protect the future of over 4 million British jobs.

Best wishes,

Edward McMillan-Scott

MEP delighted by record increase in apprentices

Yorkshire MEP Edward McMillan-Scott is ‘delighted’ with the increase in people in apprenticeships in York and North Yorkshire, he said during a recent visit to York College.

Megan Geyerhosz, Hannah Smith, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, Denise Morrison, Cllr Keith Aspden and Cllr Ann Reid at York College

Megan Geyerhosz, Hannah Smith, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, Denise Morrison, Cllr Keith Aspden and Cllr Ann Reid at York College

Edward visited York College following the announcement that almost 860,000 people were on apprenticeships in the UK in 2012/13. This means that more people than ever before are in apprenticeships and that the government has created over 1.5 million new apprentice places since 2010.


Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, Cllr Keith Aspden and Cllr Ann Reid visited York College, one of Yorkshire’s major apprentice providers, on Friday to learn more about their efforts to increase the number of people in York and North Yorkshire who are in apprenticeships.


During the visit they met with Denise Morrison, assistant principal for employer engagement at York College and Finance Assistants, Megan Geyerhosz (aged 20) and Hannah Smith (aged 18). Both Megan and Hannah studied an apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration and are about to embark on a course in Book Keeping and Accounts to help them in their roles in the Finance office.


Edward McMillan-Scott, Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and Humber and Vince-President of the European Parliament, commented: “I am delighted that over 25,000 apprenticeships have been created in York and North Yorkshire since 2010. Apprenticeships are a crucial part of the Liberal Democrat strategy to build a stronger economy. I congratulate York College for their efforts towards increasing the number of apprentices in our region. I hope that many more businesses in York and across North Yorkshire will be encouraged to employ apprentices as a result of the success that both employers and trainees locally are achieving.”